According to the USCIS’ latest count, as of October 30, 2009, approximately 53,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. USCIS has approved sufficient H1-B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap. Any H1-B petitions filed on behalf of an alien with an advanced degree […]
Judicial Review of In Absentia Motions to Reopen Cases
On November 10, 2009, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Kucana v. Holder (08-911), a very important case involving an immigrant’s right to seek judicial review of a motion to reopen in absentia deportation cases. Cornell University School of Law Legal Information Institute has a very good summary of the legal […]
Employment Authorization Card Delays – A New Twist On An Already Age-Old Problem
This week, we were faced with one of the most frustrating things an immigration lawyer can face but cannot control thanks to the way things are done by the immigration agencies: delay in our ability to file an application for employment authorization for our clients (in New York City) who are applicants for adjustment of […]
Fake visa scheme
Here’s an interesting article from the LA Times about a lawyer accused of setting up fake companies, obtaining fake visas, and using the profit to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of vacant burial plots.
Choose Your Immigration Lawyer Wisely!
Day after day, I hear complaints from prospective clients about the bad experiences they had in the past with their former “immigration” lawyers. Often, these “immigration lawyers” are not even real lawyers! Recently, the New York City prosecutor’s office brought charges against a Georgia man posing as an immigration attorney, who scammed numerous Guyanese immigrants […]
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